OFF THE TEE: OV?Seniors Tourney set for Steubenville

The Ohio Valley Seniors Golf Tournament will be held Monday at Steubenville Country Club.

The groups will tee off at 12:30 p.m. via a shotgun start.

The hole pairings for the event are as follows:

Hole #1 – Harry Chorpenning, John Criss, John Ramer, Ricard Rasor.

Hole #2 – Charles Manfresca, Ken Uram, Jim Irwin, Clyde Morelli.

Hole #3A – Jim Rocci, Dwight Cunningham, Jesse Pettit, Sonny Jacobs.

Hole #3B – Don Evans, Jim Phillips, Ralph Boone, Dave Ogle.

Hole #4 – Francis Hanasky, Chuck Dimmick, Denis Minor, Terry Whitfield.

Hole #5 – Rodger Brown, Joe Suriano, Nunzio Pagano, Syl Pramik.

Hole #6 – Fred Brunner, Don De Noon, Bruno Bettinazzi.

Hole #7 – Chuck Poindexter, Jack Matkovich, Brian Brooks, Gary Madrid.

Hole #8 – Robert Kelly, Bill Kozel, William Chetock, Ed George.

Hole #9 – James Hall, Jerry Linger, Morton Slaven, Po Peterson.

Hole #10 – Phil Pata, Jim Circosta, Dave Johnson, Walter Pawloski.

Hole #11 – Andy Yanok, Garry Young, Larry Blake, Rennie Minor.

Hole #12 – Guy Staley, Rubert Beecham, John Croskey, Doug Johnson.

Hole #13 – Emanuel Mehallis, Mike McTeague, Ben Cappelleti, Dean Coddington.

Hole #14 – John Vota, Dave Wilson, Dan Ponzani, Dick Cope.

Hole #15 – Dave Reasbeck, John Timko, Marlin Harper, Ernie Wilson.

Hole #16 – Larry Landtiser, Dave Clarke, Vince Oswald, Doug Molnar.

Hole #17 – Rod Dunn, Mel Clark, Robert Phillipson, Pat Forte.


The City Wide Insurance event was held on Aug. 18. The duo of McLaughlin and Klamut prevailed by two shots with a score of 31. Robinson and Coram were second with a round of 31. Colley and Carney fired a round of 31, but were third on a scorecard playoff.

In the handicap portion of the event, Doran and Caldwell won with a score of 26. Hoffman and Heatherly were second with a 26 as well.

The John Kuntz Sr. Memorial was held held on Aug. 18 as well. Winning the medal division was Mercer and Bommer with a round of 31. Alig Sr. and Alig Jr. were second with a score of 33. Robinson and Coram were third with a 33.

Doran and Caldwell were the winners in the handicap division with a round of 29. Kosar and Domyan posted a round of 29.


Merrill Stevens recorded the closest to the pin and Jim Williams had the closest to the pin on the second shot during senior league play. The low gross team went to Millhone and Ullmann with a 34, while the low net went to Bickford and Coblentz.


I was surprised to learn this past week that Thadd Obecney, the standout senior at Wheeling Park, is no longer enrolled at the school and on the Patriots’ golf team.

It was nothing to do with discipline or anything of the such. He opted to take classes online, so he could continue to play high-level competition of golf because high school rules call for him to shut down the play in outside events after a certain date.

Obecny criss-crossed the country all summer, playing in events all over the place as he prepares for his collegiate career at Central Florida.


The second annual Rick Bear Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Sept. 21 at Cadiz Country Club. The event will begin with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $240 for a foursome, which includes hot dogs and beverages at the turn as well as dinner after the round. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams. The proceeds of the event benefit the Harrison County Little League Baseball Association. For more information, please contact Adam Bear at 740-391-3074.

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